The Teacher Aide/Floater will support the classroom teachers by providing assistance with general classroom maintenance, preparing for daily activities, and assistance in the supervision of students. The Teacher Aide/Floater will be under the general supervision of the Children’s Center Director.
Provide classroom coverage for teachers’ breaks, meetings, vacation, and medical leave.
Assist in the completion of various Center tasks and projects including but not limited to daily classroom set up and end-of-day clean up, maintaining supplies and the art room closet, and organizing playground toys.
Follow regulations, procedures, and policies under which the Center operates including emergency procedures and implementation; ensure child safety in the classroom and outside the classroom setting.
Utilize a variety of positive discipline approaches such as: limit setting, anticipating challenges, distraction, arrangement of environment, and renewal time using a responsive teaching approach.
Provide opportunities for children to develop self-esteem, confidence, and independence.
Acknowledge each child at his/her own developmental level and create a classroom environment that respects and builds on this level taking into account each child’s unique personality and cultural background.
Maintain confidentiality in regards to children and families.
Discuss and report pertinent issues and/or concerns with immediate supervisor. A list of required reporting will be reviewed annually and kept on file.
Participate as a member of a professional team to solve problems and share ideas.
Attend and participate in staff meetings as specified by the Director.
Participate in relevant professional development workshops.
Develop and maintain positive professional relationships with teachers, children, and parents.
Perform other related duties as required.
Requires knowledge of childhood development and early childhood education through one to three years of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to uphold the College’s commitment to inclusive excellence in a diverse educational community.
Experience working with toddler - preschool aged children in a developmentally appropriate setting.
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
Ability to care for children in a positive and professional manner.
Working Conditions/Physical Demands:
Normal classroom environment, not subject to extremes in temperature, noise, odors, etc.
Hours subject to change based on Children’s Center coverage needs.
Regular lifting of children, bending, running, and climbing.
Regular pushing of a six-child passenger buggy.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job. The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.
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External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.
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